Ata Rangi ‘Lismore’ Martinborough Pinot Gris 2010

Pinot Gris from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 08-Feb-2011
Made from fruit from Ro and Lyle Griffiths' ‘Lismore' vineyard along with Haythornthwaite and Walnut Ridge vineyard fruit, whole bunch pressed, inoculated yeast fermented to 14.5% alc., 20% in 3 y.o. barrels, with no MLF, leaving 8 g/L rs. This shows the benefits of a long, cool, growing season providing elegance and heightened aromatics. This has a bright straw yellow colour with just the faintest hint of a blush to the colour. On the nose, very clear-cut, intense and penetrating with pure, refined stonefruit and mineral characters, complexed by steely, honied nuances. The palate is off-dry and displays excellent crisp acidity providing a lively mouthfeel. Steely pears and stonefruits, enriched with honey show. This is smooth-textured, sleek and very fine-featured. An excellent wine to accompany Asian-influenced cuisine over the next 2-4 years. 18.5/20 Dec 2010 RRP $28.00

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